Bethlehem Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

UPDATE: Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

LHS hockey felt better than 4-10-1 record

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Liberty hockey team may not have had the results in terms of wins this year, finishing at 4-10-1, but their season was still filled with highlights and quality play.

The Hurricanes were actually a mix of kids from all over the area, which included Saucon Valley, Phillipsburg, Warren Hills, Pocono Mountain, Palmerton, Moravian Academy and Quakertown.

BREAKING - Weather forces cancellations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations

2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations

3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations

Freedom girls win District 11 title

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Freedom girls basketball team needed overtime on Thursday night before knocking off Nazareth in the District 11 6A girls final, 40-39.

Trailing 39-37, the Patroits Hailey Silfies hit a three-pointer with just seven seconds left to give her team the lead for good. After that, the defense took over as Nazareth was able to inbound the ball, but could only make it to around half court before a desperation shot missed.

Hawk boys, girls advance to EPC hoop finals

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic boys survived a last-second shot to advance to the EPC finals.

Allen hit a desperation shot as the clock hit all zeros, but it came after the buzzer, and the Hawks advanced past the Canaries 56-54 on Wednesday night.

Justin Paz led all scorers with 17 points in the back and forth game. Ryan Santana added 11 and Ryan Young had 10. DeAndre Gardner chipped in with nine.

Tyreek Bell and Jasiah Lopez each scored 14 for Allen.

The Hawks move on to play Central in the finals. The game takes place at Liberty at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

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EPC announces basketball tournament schedule

Monday, February 12, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference announced the schedule for its boys and girls basketball tournaments.

Both tournaments start today, Monday, Feb. 12.

In the boys bracket, Bethlehem Catholic is the top seed and will host Parkland, the eighth seed. Central earned the second seed and will host seven-seed Northampton.

Pocono Mountain West is the fourth seed and will host Allen, the fifth seed and Eastburg South took the third seed and hosts Easton, the sixth seed. All games start at 7 p.m.

EPC announces wrestling matchups

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference made their pairings official on Wednesday night for the EPC Championship Wrestling Day, which is set for Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Easton Area Middle School.

Round 1 begins at 1:30 p.m. and features three matches: 17th – Pleasant Valley vs. Central Catholic; 15th – PM West vs. Dieruff and 13th – ES North vs. Allen.

Round 2 begins at 3:15 p.m. and also features three matches: 11th – Emmaus vs. PM East; 9th – Whitehall vs. Freedom and 7th – Stroudsburg vs. Parkland.

Connie Mack playoffs start

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Connie Mack playoffs started this week and two Bethlehem teams were a part of the action.

Bethlehem Catholic ended with the third seed and earned an automatic trip to the state playoffs as well as a chance to win the Lehigh Valley League title. The Hawks finished 13-5-1 to take the all-important top-four spot in the LV standings.

Also making it was Northeast Bethlehem, which finished with a mark of 10-9 good enough for the 10th seed. They traveled to seventh seed Northern Valley on Monday but lost 8-4.